<b>County Schedule

For Labor Day</b>

Arlington County administrative offices, clinics, courts, libraries, nature and recreation centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The regular County office schedule will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

* Refuse Collection: Refuse and recyclables usually collected Monday will be picked up as usual. Refuse must be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. to ensure pickup. Requests for special curbside pickups of brush and metal appliances may be made by calling 703-228-6570 (TTY 228-4611) by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30.

* Arlington Community, Recreation, Senior Citizen, and Nature Centers: Closed. Barcroft Sport and Fitness Center open Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

* County Courts: Closed Monday, Sept. 2.

* Government Access Channel, INFO31: Regular program schedules.

* Parking Meters: As always on federal holidays, parking meters will be free on Monday, Sept. 2, but all other parking regulations will be in effect.

* Parking Ticket Review Office: Closed.

* Public Libraries: Closed Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2.

* Public Swimming Pools (adjacent to Arlington's three high schools): Washington-Lee, Yorktown and Wakefield open to the public 5:30-8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

<b>Puerto Rican Soldiers

End Arlington Duty</b>

Following an awards ceremony Tuesday at Ft. Myer, a reserve Army unit from Puerto Rico went home, almost a year after they were deployed to help in rescue and restoration efforts at the Pentagon, following the Sept. 11 attacks.

An awards ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 27 marked the end of the nearly year-long deployment for the soldiers from the 311th Quartermaster Company Reserve Unit from a Puerto Rico.

Members of the 311th were some of the first soldiers on the ground at the crash site after the Pentagon was attacked: the units received notice of their deployment to Washington on Sept. 12, and were at the Pentagon by Sept. 15.

Their mission was to gather, inventory, clean, document and store personal effects of victims, to return them to survivors of the attack or to the next-of-kin for 184 men and women who died in the attack.

<b>Pike Process Rescheduled</b>

The rescheduled Columbia Pike Revitalization charrette is set to begin on Friday, Sept. 6. Originally scheduled for July 12-18, the county rescheduled the charrette for next month due to licensing problems for one of the companies conducting the forum.

The urban planning firm of Dover, Kohl & Partners and Geoffrey Ferrell Associates will conduct the charrette, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6., at the Sheraton National Hotel, 900 S. Orme St. That night, Pike residents and neighbors will define expectations and review the concept for growth on Columbia Pike adopted by the County Board on March 12.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, participants will be able to work "hands-on" in small groups, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., to illustrate how they might like to see Columbia Pike change in the future — drawing features like parks, building design, bus stations and county services on maps of the area.

Following Saturday’s session, the contractor design team will run an open studio on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 8-9 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Columbia Pike Revitalization Office, 2611 Columbia Pike, at which the public is welcome to watch the work in progress and share ideas.

For more information in advance of the charrette, call the Columbia Pike Revitalization Office at 703-892-2776 or visit their <a href="">Web site</a>.


The story "Will Superbond Fly?" (Aug. 21) should have said that the chairman of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Committee is Stephen W. Sockwell. The October Calendar in the Newcomers and Community Guide (Aug. 7-13) should not have said that the Jaycees Haunted House will be held at Ballston Mall. The Jaycees plan to announce a location for the Haunted House at a later date.